Landrum Lights is an anthology of NKU alumni poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction edited and compiled by the students of Northern Kentucky University’s English 584 course, Literary Publishing and Editing, presented in spring 2017 under the faculty guidance of P. Andrew Miller.
The latest edition is available here.
Journal of Kentucky Studies is an annual publication that promotes scholarly and creative work both from Kentucky writers and on Kentucky subjects.
JKS serves as an outreach program to create a bridge from Northern Kentucky University to the local, state, and national community on professional, academic, and creative levels. It features scholarly articles on history and literary criticism as well as personal narratives, short fiction, and poetry. Black-and-white photography is also accepted.
To download a PDF of the most recent issue of JKS (Vol. 31), click here. Journals are $5 an issue. Please send checks to Dr. Gary Walton via the address listed under "Submission Guidelines."
For questions about JKS, please contact Dr. Gary Walton.
The Journal of Kentucky Studies welcomes articles on any theme -- art, commentary, critical essays, history, literary criticism, short fiction, and poetry. Black-and-white photography is also accepted. Subject matter is not restricted to Kentucky.
All manuscripts should be double-spaced and follow the University of Chicago Manual of Style. Copy should be submitted in triplicate with a self-addressed stamped envelope and an email address included. Turn-around time on submissions is typically six months.
Although there are no restrictions on length of prose fiction or non-fiction, most manuscripts which find their way into our pages are typically about 20 typed, double-spaced pages: 6000 words or less.
We have no restriction on the style or subjects for our published poetry. Submissions, however, should be limited to 3-5 lyric poems or 1-2 longer forms.
Please send submissions to:
Dr. Gary Walton, Editor
Journal of Kentucky Studies
Department of English
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099
The Licking River Review is a literary and art magazine dedicated to showcasing outstanding writing, art, and photography. Because it is edited by graduate students, it also provides hands-on experience for our students who are interested in the publishing world.
Published annually, The Licking River Review accepts submissions of poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, photography, and artwork every August through December. LRR accepts submissions from anywhere, but in order to exemplify the work of Northern Kentucky University's literary and art communities, no less than 25 percent of each issue's pages feature work created by NKU students, alumni, and staff.
For more information on submitting to The Licking River Review or becoming a part of the student publication staff, please send an email to LRR@nku.edu.
Submissions are accepted August through December, with a reading period from September 1 through January 31. If your work is selected, you will be notified by May 1.
Please send digital submissions (preferred) to LRR@nku.edu.
Hard-copy submissions may be sent to:
Licking River Review
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099
Up to five poems at no more than 75 lines each.
Each poem should include full contact information.
Digital submissions should include all work in one .doc or .rtf file with each poem on its own page.
5,000 words or fewer. Due to space restrictions, we are partial to shorter work (around 3,000 words).
Genre work is considered.
Digital submissions preferred of up to five web-ready .jpg files.
If interested, we will contact you for 300ppi JPGs measuring about 8 inches on the long side.
Include a list of titles and matching .jpg file names. Media and size are helpful, too.
All media considered and encouraged!
CDs of images are accepted via snail mail.
Do not send originals or slides.
Must be made in standard manuscript format.
Digital submission is preferred
Hardcopy submissions should be clean copies and include a self-addressed stamped envelope for our response.
Include a short bio of around 50 words.
Include a brief cover letter. We wish to see only your short bio, list of title(s), and genre. It's not always easy to tell a work of fiction from a creative nonfiction piece. Help us get your work to the proper editor. Cover letters may be written in the body of your email.
Email subject line should read: YOUR NAME - GENRE SUBMISSION. For example, "Dorothy Parker - Poetry Submission."
By submitting work to The Licking River Review, the author/artist gives permission to publish the works in hard and electronic copy at the discretion of The Licking River Review. Accepted authors/artists will receive two contributor copies. If you would like to purchase additional copies or a sample copy, you may send a check for $5 per issue to Licking River Review at the address above.